I am speaking at a panel event with the BBC’s Jonty Bloom on September 7th in Brighton from 7 – 9.30 pm with a cast of star people. We will be discussing the impact of Brexit on musicians. Organised by Helen Gibbons, Chair of European Movement Sussex. We will also be making stops with the Bollocks to Brexit Mini Cooper en route at the Millennium Clocktower and Seaford (venue tbc) 2 – 4 pm with our UK Brexorcism Tour. See Facebook for up to date details of the tour schedule.
Unlock the Music
The careers and livelihoods of UK musicians are being damaged by the loss of the right to work across borders in Europe. European Movement Sussex presents Unlock the Music, a panel event focused on the impact of Brexit on the music industry.
Experienced industry professionals and working musicians will each present their evidence and tell of the issues that have damaged the careers and prospects of many of those involved in music in the UK. They will also offer achievable solutions that the UK government should pursue.
Panel members include:
Dave Webster – Head of International at the Musicians’ Union
Will Page – Author, podcaster and former Chief Economist at Spotify
Tom Kiehl – Deputy CEO and Director of Public Affairs at UK Music
Heather Bird – Double bassist and founder of Classical Evolution
Peter Cook – Author of three books on Brexit and six albums of protest songs
Hanna Madalska-Gayer – Head of Policy & Communications, Association of British Orchestras
Jonty Bloom – Freelance journalist ex BBC and New European contributor (Moderator)
Date: Thursday, 7 September. Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG.
Tickets from TicketSource.
This is the first of a series of three Rebuild with Europe events addressing Brexit impacts on specific sectors. Future events will focus on agriculture and education.
Read our article on musicians and Brexit at The Federal Trust.